A message from Rick Jones | Chaplain and Vice President of Spiritual Life
For residents at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, hope can mean the difference between successful treatment and giving up on life. Many of our residents have almost no one who believes in them. They are placed with us because they have no place to call home and no one who encourages them toward a happy and successful life. They have no hope.
You can be a source of inspiration and encouragement for those who have none. Friends from all over the country can write notes of hope to our residents—little messages of encouragement to show our children someone cares for them and wants them to succeed.
If you become a Hope Notes Friend, your letters and cards will be given to a resident from one of our three campuses. The letters are such an encouragement to our children--both in their treatment and in their walk with God. Even the simple act of getting mail provides a huge boost for our kids. Your words, and the time you took to write them down and put them in the mail, demonstrate the love of Christ to our precious children. For many, it's the first time they've ever received a handwritten letter! We can't guarantee you will receive letters back, although we do create opportunities for our kids to write letters to our Hope Notes friends, and encourage them to do so.
As a Hope Note's Friend, you will encourage a child who may feel alone or helpless.